Inchcape UK’s Toyota retail centre in Sandhurst has helped Uplands Primary School to create a new outdoor learning area with a charity donation of £2,000 and volunteering support.
The automotive retailer, based on the High Street in Sandhurst, has been working with Uplands Primary School and Nursery to develop more science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning opportunities outside of the classroom. It provided a £2,000 grant to enable the school, located on Albion Road, to add new tepee structures to it’s outdoor ‘Trim Trail’ and to build a minibeast observation station. As well as providing the funding for the projects, team members from Inchcape Toyota Sandhurst also joined a volunteer day at the school, working together to build and erect the new additions to the school environment.
The donation was presented to Uplands Primary School as part of the Toyota Fund for a Better Tomorrow. A nation-wide programme of grants which Toyota retail centres can bid for to support charities, schools and community projects in their area.
Jason Harrison, General Manager for Inchcape Sandhurst said: “At Inchcape we’re keen to support the development of future talent for the automotive and engineering sectors. Supporting local children to engage in STEM subjects is a great way to do this. We had a great time building the new outdoor learning areas and we hope the children at the school enjoy them just as much. Taking learning outside of the normal classroom environment can really help to bring all types of subjects, from science through to numeracy and literacy, to life, as well as being great fun.”